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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 918. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $330. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN. Hormazd II. 303-309 AD. AR Drachm (4.04 gm). Crowned bust right / Fire altar with attendants, bust of Ahuramazda right within flames; three pellets at top of shaft, one below. Göbl I/1b; secret marks: Bell, CNR XXVII pg. 8, positions 13-15, 29. Toned EF, light scratches. ($300)

This coin, like those of Shapur I, shows a variety of crown globe types. This particular globe bears two lines with pellets, similar to Bell's crown type III1a.